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Flatulence is the expulsion through the rectum of a mixture of gases that are byproducts of the digestion process of mammals and other animals.
MOVANTIK (naloxegol) now available in U.S. for treatment of OIC in adult patients with non-cancer pain

MOVANTIK (naloxegol) now available in U.S. for treatment of OIC in adult patients with non-cancer pain

Nektar Therapeutics reported that partner AstraZeneca announced today that MOVANTIK (naloxegol) has launched in the United States. On September 16, 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved MOVANTIK as the first once-daily oral peripherally-acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA) medication for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic, non-cancer pain. [More]
Daiichi Sankyo signs co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca for MOVANTIK (naloxegol)

Daiichi Sankyo signs co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca for MOVANTIK (naloxegol)

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. today announced a co-commercialization agreement with AstraZeneca for MOVANTIK (naloxegol) in the US, in line with the Daiichi Sankyo strategy to expand its US portfolio through strategic alliances, in addition to internal R&D and acquisitions. [More]
FDA approves Hospira's Dyloject (diclofenac sodium) Injection for pain management

FDA approves Hospira's Dyloject (diclofenac sodium) Injection for pain management

Hospira, Inc., the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Dyloject (diclofenac sodium) Injection, a proprietary nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) analgesic. [More]
RBX2660 drug candidate highly effective against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

RBX2660 drug candidate highly effective against recurrent Clostridium difficile infection

Rebiotix Inc. announced today that results of the Phase 2 PUNCH CD Study found that the overall efficacy of RBX2660 in the treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection was 87.1%. The study also found that administration of RBX2660 was well-tolerated and demonstrated satisfactory safety in the 60-day interim analysis. [More]
New disposable device may help doctors to monitor post-operative ileus

New disposable device may help doctors to monitor post-operative ileus

A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and shorten hospital stays, according to a UCLA study. [More]
Exeter scientists find health benefits in rotten egg gas

Exeter scientists find health benefits in rotten egg gas

It may smell of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, but when used in the right tiny dosage, hydrogen sulfide is now being being found to offer potential health benefits in a range of issues, from diabetes to stroke, heart attacks and dementia. A new compound (AP39), designed and made at the University of Exeter, could hold the key to future therapies, by targeting delivery of very small amounts of the substance to the right (or key) places inside cells. [More]
Gelesis100 capsule leads to greater weight loss in overweight, obese individuals

Gelesis100 capsule leads to greater weight loss in overweight, obese individuals

A new "smart pill" called Gelesis100 safely leads to greater weight loss in overweight and obese individuals compared with those who receive an active comparator/placebo capsule, while all subjects have similar diet and exercise instructions, an international multicenter study finds. [More]
Researchers develop GI microbiome modulators to treat prediabetes and diabetes

Researchers develop GI microbiome modulators to treat prediabetes and diabetes

In adults with prediabetes, a new drug that alters microbial populations and their environment in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract improves glucose tolerance-the body's response to consuming carbohydrates- after four weeks of treatment and without a change in diet. [More]
Naloxegol holds hope for opioid-induced constipation

Naloxegol holds hope for opioid-induced constipation

Pain medicines often lead to constipation for patients seeking long-term pain relief, but an investigational once-daily drug may help, according to study led by the University of Michigan Health System. [More]
Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis presents Phase III results of Signifor LAR therapy in patients with acromegaly

Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III trial of investigational therapy Signifor® LAR (pasireotide LAR; SOM230) in patients with acromegaly for whom current standard of care provides inadequate disease control. [More]
Ironwood and Forest commence new DTC patient awareness campaign for LINZESS

Ironwood and Forest commence new DTC patient awareness campaign for LINZESS

awareness campaign for LINZESS, a once-daily treatment for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation or chronic idiopathic constipation. [More]
Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Findings suggest that IBS is linked to detectable gut microbiota alterations

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) belongs to the most widespread diseases in Western countries, causing up to sixty per cent of the workload of gastrointestinal physicians. One of the most frequent symptoms of IBS is bloating, which reduces quality of life considerably as patients perceive it as particularly bothersome. [More]
FDA approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ TIVORBEX capsules

FDA approves Iroko Pharmaceuticals’ TIVORBEX capsules

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TIVORBEX™ (indomethacin) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), at 20 mg and 40 mg doses for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. [More]
Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt announces commercial launch of PENNSAID

Mallinckrodt today announced the commercial launch of PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w (PENNSAID 2%). PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knees. [More]
FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

FDA approves New Drug Application for PENNSA 2%

Mallinckrodt today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the New Drug Application for PENNSAID (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w. PENNSAID 2% is a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for use in the treatment of the pain of osteoarthritis of the knee(s). [More]
FDA accepts Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX sNDA for review

FDA accepts Iroko Pharmaceuticals' ZORVOLEX sNDA for review

Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing the science of analgesia, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for review the Supplemental New Drug Application for ZORVOLEX (diclofenac), a lower dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, for the proposed indication of treatment of osteoarthritis pain in adults. ZORVOLEX was approved by FDA in October 2013 for the treatment of mild to moderate acute pain in adults. [More]
Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal launches generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of generic Esomeprazole strontium delayed-release capsules 49.3 mg. This new esomeprazole therapy is the generic equivalent of the recently launched brand Esomeprazole strontium. It contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the leading PPI brand Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and presents a potentially more affordable treatment option for GERD in adult patients. [More]
Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal's Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules now available for GERD patients

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced the launch of its branded Esomeprazole Strontium 49.3 mg delayed-release capsules. Esomeprazole Strontium contains the same active moiety (esomeprazole) in a different salt form as found in the branded proton-pump inhibitor Nexium (esomeprazole magnesium) and is a new option for adult patients for the short term treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. [More]
Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis to present updates on broad cancer portfolio at ASH and SABCS symposiums

Novartis will present updates on its broad cancer portfolio with more than 240 abstracts at the upcoming American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting and CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). [More]
First generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets get FDA approval for GERD treatment

First generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets get FDA approval for GERD treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). [More]
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